Jun 01, 2021

May/June 2021

The Water Replenishment District (WRD) has a longstanding commitment to water education. This is exemplified at the Albert Robles Center for Water Recycling and Environmental Learning (ARC). By demonstrating the importance of water, WRD seeks to increase…
In April, there was a pipe leaking in my apartment building. Because of that, myself and the other tenants were asked to not use our kitchen sinks for two hours so repairs could be made. In those two hours, I was reminded, yet again, how important water…
Down around the brackish waters of the Commonwealth of Virginia where the Chesapeake Bay merges into the Atlantic Ocean, there is a sense of water, water everywhere. This region, historically known as Tidewater, supports a large commercial, industrial…
Whether you are driving into or out of Chicago on the Kennedy Expressway, it is nearly impossible to miss the large Morton Salt sign atop an industrial facility adjacent to the road. With the iconic little girl in the yellow rain slicker and the…
Deep in the heart of New Jersey lies “The Ironbound” community, a working-class, multi-cultural neighborhood. Encompassing four square miles of the city of Newark, Essex County, the small enclave is home to more than 570 businesses and nearly 50,000…
You know how the classic arcade game goes. A mole comes out from the hole, and you try to hit it quickly back down with your hammer so you can get to the next one before your time runs out. On it goes until you reach your high score and get your prize,…
Half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and it is expected that by 2050 that figure will rise to above two-thirds. Cities have paved over natural green spaces to make way for streets, homes and commercial developments. Over the past two…
Storm water runoff and its impacts to communities nationwide, as a result of flooding events, drainage issues and increased pollution of local and regional waterways, have been an ongoing challenge for decades. Now, as climate change continues to amplify…
The time to protect our coasts is now. Increasingly intense storm events and flooding concerns are putting pressure on coastal communities and governments to address coastal erosion. Major storms and infrastructure breaches trigger emergency relief, but…
The Buffalo Creek Reservoir in the Lake County Forest Preserves (LCFPD) north of Chicago near Buffalo Grove, Illinois, has a fresh, new look and feel thanks to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD) work to increase the…
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